Grants are now available to dairy students across the south west.

More than £15,000 is available to students of all ages who are undertaking further education courses related to the dairy industry living in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset or Somerset.

Sons and daughters of farmers or farm employees, or students who can demonstrate commitment to the dairy industry and show aptitude to ‘add value’ to the industry shall be considered.

Applications are now being accepted and need to be received by July 31.

More information is available by calling Donna Evans 01823 680968 or by emailing

An application form and an information leaflet can be downloaded here.

The West Country Dairy Awards fund is sponsored by Arla Foods, AC Mole, Azets, Barber’s, Bath & West of England Society, Cogent UK, Cooper and Tanner, Cornish Mutual, Crediton Dairy, Dairy Crest Direct, Devon County Agricultural Association, Harpers Feeds, Glastonbury Festival, Lye Cross Farm, Micron Bio-Systems, Mole Valley Farmers, Mount Vets, NFU, Old Mill, Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, Saputo Dairy UK, Shepton Vets, Synergy Farm Health, Trewithen Dairy and Wyke Farms.